LinkedIn announced on Friday welcome news for anyone who’s ever been spammed on the social network: member blocking. The feature has long been requested, especially on a social network full of members eager to make professional connections. “We built this feature not only because it was a feature our members requested but because we also knew it was the right thing to do,” said Paul Rockwell, who heads up the Trust & Safety unit at LinkedIn.
LinkedIn users who’d rather not receive job inquiries or other messages, or allow access to their profiles from certain other members, can now block them. “Member blocking,” was recently released by the professional social networking site after receiving requests from users. The feature adds an additional layer to privacy controls by allowing users to block profiles, direct interactions and network activity from other members with whom they do not wish to interact. “We built this feature not only because it was a feature our members requested, but because we also knew it was the right thing to do,” said Paul Rockwell, who heads trust and safety at the site, in announcing the tool.